Bullet molds (2) excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp

Object Number: 
INV.6035.7-8
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 6 1/2 x 2 in. ( 16.5 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Iron bullet molds; flat, leaf-shaped arms that extend through rectangular hinges to two circular molds that press together.
Gallery Label: 
These bullet molds were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at a military camp at 238th Street and Riverdale Avenue in the Bronx, New York City. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the camp was occupied by British and Hessian forces until its abandonment in 1779.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group